Palestinian medical sources have reported that four Palestinians have been injured by Israeli army fire, on Tuesday evening, in Ya’bad town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. One of the wounded suffered a serious injury.Head of the Ya’bad Town Council Samer Abu Bakr said several military jeeps invaded the town, and clashed with scores of local youths.

The soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition wounding four young men, one seriously, while dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

Mahmoud as-Sa’adi, head of the Emergency Department of the Red Crescent, said three wounded Palestinians, identified as Sharaf Mohammad Abu Bakr, 20, (who suffered a serious injury), Mohammad Abdullah ‘Amarna, and Amjad Jaber Hamrsha, have been moved to the Khalil Suleiman governmental hospital in Jenin.

The Israeli army said Palestinian protestors threw stones at military jeeps and settlers vehicles, and that some of the protesters used fireworks during ensuing clashes.

The army also alleged that the windshield of a settlers’ vehicle was smashed by stones hurled at it while driving on a bypass road near the town.